Method Provision

High quality counseling of Standard Days Method® (SDM) users is one of the most critical steps to ensuring correct use of the method. The counseling methodology has been tested and refined in diverse settings and can be easily adapted to the needs of different programs. One advantage of the SDM is that it can be offered by a wide variety of healthcare providers and community workers. In most cases, a counseling session can be completed in approximately 20 minutes—and most women can effectively learn to use it in one session. A follow-up visit may be appropriate after one month of use to ensure that the woman understands the method and is using it correctly.